DIEPPE, N.B. — About 35 veterans, their families, and officials gathered by the eastbound lane of Route 15 for an official renaming to Veterans’ Highway.
Officials chose the 57th anniversary of D-Day — the Allied invasion of Normandy — to unveil four bilingual signs along the highway commemorating veterans.
A 20-kilometre section of the four-lane highway between Moncton and Shediac will bear the new moniker, which although unmarked until now became official in November 2000.
Premier Bernard Lord says it was appropriate that the highway skirts Dieppe, a town renamed in honor of another famous Second World War battle.